Cued by the straggler pomegranates at the farmer’s markets, the end of the “pom” season is drawing near. I’m sad and nostalgic already because it’s one of the two fruits that make me feel like winter is worth the chills and rain (my other fav winter fruit is persimmons).
I’m hoarding the last of the pomegranates at every market I see. As long as it looks intact, deep red (I’m softening on this criteria), and heavy, then I buy it.
3 Tips For Squeezing The Very Last Seeds From Your Pomegranates This Season!
With much urgency, I’m competing with a ticking time-bomb to get the seeds out before my stash of pomegranates rot.
Here are 3 tips I use to quickly get the seeds out.
- Score the pomegranates: I like to cut off the ends and then score around the pomegranate 5-6 times to break it open.
- Throw it in water: I put the pomegranate segments into a giant bowl of water to work them faster. The membrane floats to the top and becomes easier to throw out.
- Knock it with a spoon: It helps loosen the seeds (arils) This tip doesn’t always work especially with the juicier seeds that I worry about crushing. But give it a try in case your seeds refuse to budge.
Enjoy it while it lasts!!